The fish gutting station at Sebastian Inlet State Park gets some late night avian visitors including a couple of Wood Storks and what looks like it might be a Brown Pelican seen partially behind one of the posts up on the table. The area is popular with birds looking for a handout from fishermen cleaning their catch. Since this image was taken a cage has been wrapped around the structure to enclose it and keep the wildlife away.
The mullet are running at Sebastian Inlet State Park, which means for non-fishermen like me this certain fish is swimming in big schools along the shore making for a movable feast for the Brown Pelicans. The jetty at Sebastian Inlet is crowded with fisherfolk hoping the little mullet will draw in bigger fish to prey on them and, possibly, get hooked. The mullet are readily visible moving just below the surface of the water – or flying out of it […]
Fish moving close to shore late in the afternoon caused a little feeding frenzy among a variety of birds as they scooped the fish up left and right. These photos were taken south of Sebastian Inlet State Park on the beach at Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house. Brown Pelicans, Terns, and Gulls were some of the birds enjoying the fish bounty. Brown Pelicans plunge diving after fish near the surface of the water. Royal Tern Sam enjoyed being on […]
A Belted Kingfisher takes off with a recently caught fish at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Belted Kingfisher is a very anticipated winter migrant to Florida making for a high energy environment wherever they are found.